Research shows the anticancer drug pazopanib hydrochloride—sold under the brand name Votrient—might cause deadly side effects such as arterial thrombotic events and congestive heart failure.
What Is Votrient and What Is It Prescribed For?
Votrient is the brand name for the drug pazopanib hydrochloride. Made and sold by the British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline plc, this prescription medication is used to treat kidney cancer and soft tissue sarcoma. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Votrient in October 2009, and GlaxoSmithKline sells it in oral tablets taken daily.
In cancer cells, chemicals called “tyrosine kinases” can promote the cancer’s spread. Votrient is a “tyrosine kinase inhibitor” that interferes with tyrosine kinases’ ability to help kidney and other cancers grow.
Votrient Might Cause Deadly Side Effects
According to research discussed in an article published in the medical journal, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Votrient might cause the following side effects:
- Arterial thrombotic events;
- Congestive heart failure; and
- Liver failure.
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